CardFlash News Briefs: NCR (Silver); UNIONPAY (promotion); BRAINTREE (JotForm); and MPC (fees).
NCR – To show support for small businesses this holiday season, select NCR Silver customers in five markets will receive customer gift vouchers, back office point-of-sale support, and promotional assistance to help bring shoppers in their doors. NCR Small Business’ five-week campaign, “The Bill’s on Silver,” will kick off Small Business Saturday and last through the holiday season.
Every week, NCR Silver representatives will hand out hundreds of dollars in gift vouchers redeemable at select small businesses, and help promote select businesses on social media. Five NCR Silver customers will participate in the campaign.
UNIONPAY – UnionPay International announces on November 25 that it now initiates its “40 Selected Tourist Destinations Worldwide” Preferential Program. From now to Feb. 29, 2016, both domestic and overseas UnionPay cardholders can enjoy various privileges with discount up to 15% at over 300 merchants worldwide. With many renowned hotels and airlines participating in this program, UnionPay International is able to offer all-round traveling payment services to its cardholders.
BRAINTREE – Integrating payment provider Braintree with your JotForm forms is now as simple as a couple clicks. The combination of the two can turn any existing website into a powerful online shop without needing to migrate to an expensive e-commerce platform. The solution comes just in time for the holiday season, particularly helpful for small, independent online retailers looking for uncomplicated ways to streamline online payments through their sites. Braintree is fee free for up to $50K in transactions, while JotForm is free for up to 10 payment submissions per month, and only $19 a month after that.
MPC – Merchants Payments Coalition says ” This Thanksgiving the banks once again will be serving up a heaping plateful of exorbitant fees to merchants and a side of high prices to consumers. In fact, the banks make everything more expensive every day – from groceries to airline tickets – through a fee they charge retailers when a customer swipes a debit or credit card. The banks gouge merchants as much as 4 percent on these “swipe fees” and reaps a profit of 10,000 percent.